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1Back to top Go down   Never happy Empty Never happy on Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:11 pm

RT

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Hello folks
I wonder if anyone else is like me, every time I see an unusual machine I get to thinking" Gee I wonder if I should get one of those?"

The reason I'm bringing it up is stupid. I am very happy with my bike, but I only have one now....you all know the feeling.

I have been seeing a Triumph Scrambler with a sidecar attached doodling around my area lately, with the standard
Dog in the box. I can't help thinking, those things don't fall over, then I think of Waz and have a reality check.

Yesterday I saw a Royal Enfield Himalayan. 411cc of incomplete grunt. But, you know I liked it. Now I want one.

As well as a Kawasaki W800. The list goes on.

Where does this stop. I can hardly do a decent ride with my joints as it is. Maybe I should move on to a sports car, which I can't get in or out of and am too bald to pull chicks (forgetting about my current marriage status)

Oh well, be nice to know if I'm not alone.

And yes, getting bored like the rest of us.
RT


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2Back to top Go down   Never happy Empty Re: Never happy on Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:18 pm

Dai

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Actually, the Himalayan is a shedload of fun, probably because it is a bit underpowered. I had two days on one in its home territory and it was okay until we climbed above about 9500 feet. After that, the carb (not FI) had a bit of trouble coping until we got below that again. Otherwise for me the handlebar/footrest/arse triangle was perfect (I'm 5'10" / 172cm), even when standing on the pegs (which I did a lot of on those roads! Smile )


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3Back to top Go down   Never happy Empty Re: Never happy on Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:26 pm

indian036

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@RT wrote:Hello folks
I wonder if anyone else is like me, every time I see an unusual machine I get to thinking" Gee I wonder if I should get one of those?"

I have been seeing a Triumph Scrambler with a sidecar attached doodling around my area lately, with the standard
Dog in the box. I can't help thinking, those things don't fall over, then I think of Waz and have a reality check.
Then you think that Waz is building another one, so where does that reality check go?

Where does this stop. I can hardly do a decent ride with my joints as it is. Maybe I should move on to a sports car, which I can't get in or out of and am too bald to pull chicks (forgetting about my current marriage status)
A mate has a BMW Z3 sports car. Getting in & out isn't convenient, but fun once you're in it. Mind you, if the sports car was a Ferrari, the chicks mightn't be too concerned about baldness!

Oh well, be nice to know if I'm not alone.

And yes, getting bored like the rest of us.
RT
Might have to organise a meeting with BYO coffee and keeping our social distance. Smile

Bill


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1985 K100RT  VIN 0028991  My original Very Happy   (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

4Back to top Go down   Never happy Empty Never happy on Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:39 am

RT

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Thanks Dai, you were supposed to say "pile of poo, don't go anywhere near it".
And yes Bill, soon as I see a sunny day here I'll be on the phone.


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5Back to top Go down   Never happy Empty Re: Never happy on Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:42 am

Davep

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RT, I have to agreed with Dai, I spent a couple of days on a Himalayan (borrowed a friends) just to get about and get to work & back, great fun and an easy, comfortable ride (6' / 182cm) I didn't get a chance to use it to it's full potential as it was all UK roads.

Dai, I would love to read about your trip up in the mountains - something you'd recommend??

Dave


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6Back to top Go down   Never happy Empty Re: Never happy on Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:53 am

chris846

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I read a very good, positive review of the Himalayan in one of the comics: the theme was that, for the cost of your average GS, you could fly to India, have a blast of a holiday on a rented Himalayan in its home territory - where it excelled just as Dai says (with the added knowledge that if it failed, your local village blacksmith could fix it - i.e. a true wilderness bike), and then fly back home and buy one for keepers. And still be quids in.

A different way of looking at it, I thought. Stuck in my mind too.


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7Back to top Go down   Never happy Empty Re: Never happy on Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:01 am

Dai

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@Davep wrote:RT, I have to agreed with Dai, I spent a couple of days on a Himalayan (borrowed a friends) just to get about and get to work & back, great fun and an easy, comfortable ride (6' / 182cm) I didn't get a chance to use it to it's full potential as it was all UK roads.

Dai, I would love to read about your trip up in the mountains - something you'd recommend??

Dave
Recommend it??? I'm going back!!!!! Just 'when' si the current question of course.

http://www.simpilot.net/~india/index.html


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'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
    

8Back to top Go down   Never happy Empty Re: Never happy on Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:19 pm

Two Wheels Better

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@Dai wrote:(I'm 5'10" / 172cm) Smile )
Interesting dimensions. I calculate 5'10" to be closer to 177cm, but what do I know, I'm stuck in the US, land of Imperial as a measuring system, along with those other stalwart holdouts of the gilded age, Liberia and Myanmar.
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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

9Back to top Go down   Never happy Empty Re: Never happy on Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:23 pm

Two Wheels Better

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There's an official video of an Indian motocross star (with a dot, not a feather) ripping it up on a patch, just prior to the Himalayan being released. It's done in slow motion (or perhaps that was actual speed) and when he lands you can see, for a split second, the left foot rest carrier assembly break right off. He doesn't crash, and continues on as though nothing unusual happened, but it's not edited out.


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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

10Back to top Go down   Never happy Empty Re: Never happy on Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:15 pm

Dai

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@Two Wheels Better wrote:
@Dai wrote:(I'm 5'10" / 172cm) Smile )
Interesting dimensions. I calculate 5'10" to be closer to 177cm, but what do I know, I'm stuck in the US, land of Imperial as a measuring system, along with those other stalwart holdouts of the gilded age, Liberia and Myanmar.
study
Ah bugger. I typo'ed the calculator for 24.5mm/inch, not the 25.4mm it really is Razz


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'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
    

11Back to top Go down   Never happy Empty Re: Never happy on Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:47 pm

Point-Seven-five

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@Two Wheels Better wrote:There's an official video of an Indian motocross star (with a dot, not a feather) ripping it up on a patch, just prior to the Himalayan being released. It's done in slow motion (or perhaps that was actual speed) and when he lands you can see, for a split second, the left foot rest carrier assembly break right off. He doesn't crash, and continues on as though nothing unusual happened, but it's not edited out.
Enfield's total candor in their marketing is refreshing. 

I really enjoyed reading the customer reviews of their motorcycles at the official website.  Things like "when the mudguard fell off on the way home from purchasing my wonderful Enfield motorcycle, the dealer quickly reattached it and didn't charge me for the service at all!"  The reviews are even better if you read them with a heavy Hindu accent, and visualize that figure 8 nod they are wont to do.


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1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

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